Speakers for LCI Conference 2018

Aidan Clancy – Commercial Director – Clancy Homes

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Ariel le Brone – Amgen & Fluor

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Dan McAllister  – Intergrated Management Systems – EIDA

With over 20 years MEP contracting experience, Dan has worked on some of the largest semi-conductor and pharmaceutical construction projects in recent years in Ireland, the Middle East and Sweden dealing with clients such as Intel, Pfizer, Bristol Myer Squibb & Wyeth Medica.

 

 

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Denis Leonard – Integrated Management Systems – Graham Group

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Dr Peter Court – TAKT Limited

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Eibhlin O’Connor – Head of Delivery – Cluid Housing Association

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Felipe Engineer-Manriquez – Corporate Lean Manager – McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

International Lean speaker, a serial intrapreneur, McCarthy Building Companies’ first Corporate Lean Manager responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Lean program for the family of McCarthy Building Companies. Felipe Engineer-Manriquez is a committed Lean Practitioner with over eight years of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects and is an active contributing member of the Lean Construction Institute.

A Jeff Sutherland Certified ScrumMaster® with years of weekly sprints moved to “Done” and user of Scrum to teach Scrum to fellow construction professionals via guided interactive learning – over 500 industry partners in under two years. A Project Management Professional (PMP®) continuously updating project management knowledge, experience, and the skills to bring projects to successful completion.  A LEED AP BD+C United States Green Building Council professional, Engineer-Manriquez earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a disciplined learner.

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George Farquhar – Asset Delivery Engineering  Services Manager – Irish Water

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Jason Casey – Operations Manager – Ardmac Engineering

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Jeanette Mair – Economic Research Executive – Construction Industry Federation

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Joe O Sullivan – Regional Director – Sisk Group (Pairc Ui Caoimh Project)

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John Dyson – Head of Global Capital Projects – GSK

After leaving Newcastle University in 1988 with a degree in Biochemistry and Nutrition, John joined Eden Vale (part of Grand Metropolitan) in 1989 as part of their graduate programme.

Moving from quality assurance into production management and experiencing his first merger he left the then Northern Foods, to join SmithKline Beecham, not before spending time in the dairy industry in Switzerland.

In 1995 he dipped his toe for the first time into project management in the Central Consumer Healthcare projects group which eventually became Engineering Technology and Capital Management for GlaxoSmithKline in 2000.

John managed a diverse group of projects in many countries from the innovation and development of a high speed filling and packaging equipment, the building of a high containment cytotoxic plant and programme managing the company’s response to major regulatory issues.

In 2008 John became Vice President and Head of Global Capital Projects delivering large capital projects for both the manufacturing and R&D divisions of GSK. The project management team managed a portfolio of more than £2 billion on a global basis. In collaboration with the University of Birmingham he led the development of an MSc in Industrial Project Management and was awarded a Professorship in 2012. He joined the board of the European Construction Institute in 2013.

John has a passion for modern methods of design and construction. He set up the Front End Factory – a rapid, innovative and collaborative method of analysing which investments best meet the company strategy and driving Design to Value. This was described as “Industry Best Practice” by McKinsey 2015.

He has led the development and testing of the first Pharmaceutical componentised solution – “Factory in a Box” which was test-built in Kent in 2015 and was delivered as an operational facility in 2017, featured in the UK Government Farmer Report.  John became VP, Head of Capital Strategy and Design for GSK and is actively involved in Build Off-Site, Constructive Collaboration and inputs into government and industry working parties.

John now works independently and in collaboration with Industry and Universities, works on key infrastructure projects while advancing approaches to both project management and construction.

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Katie Jones – Lean Development Manager – Graham Group

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Rhona Henry – Construction Lawyer – Matheson

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Niall Sommers – Director – Flour Corporation (Eli Lilly Project)

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Peter Bennett – Metrolink Desidn Co-Ordinator – TII

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Rafael Sacks – Vice Dean for Graduate Studies & Research – Israel Institute of Technology

Rafael Sacks is a Professor of  Construction Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is the Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and he was Head of Structural Engineering and Construction Management from 2012-2015. 

Rafael’s research focuses on the synergies of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction. Recent work at the Seskin Virtual Construction Lab at the Technion, which he leads, has included: development of BIM-enabled lean production control systems; statement of the requirements for good work flow in construction and the Construction Flow Index;  semantic enrichment of BIM models using machine-learning and rule-processing, with application to BIM interoperability, model acquisition from point-cloud data, and code-compliance checking. 

He is a co-author of the “BIM Handbook”, currently in its 3rd edition, and the lead author of a new book on Lean and BIM implementation in construction, “Building Lean, Building BIM: Changing Construction the Tidhar Way”. He has a rich record of journal publications and was awarded the ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for research in construction management in 2016.

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Roar Fosse – Chief Advisor – Skanska

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Rob Hughes – Survey Manager – Jones Engineering Group

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Shane Collins – Project Manager –  Merck MSD

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Sorcha Mckenna – Partner – McKinsey & Company

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Stephen Byrne – Head of Design & Delivery – Dublin Airport Authority

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Stephen Greenhalgh – Lean Specialist – – Highways England

Stephen Greenhalgh has over 30 years’ experience in civil and highways engineering and is aLean Manager within the Lean Groupof Highways England. Highways England is the public sector company owned by government and set up to operate and improve the motorways and major A roads in England.

Stephen has been a highways project manager with Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) for over 10 years and has delivered several major road infrastructure improvement projects including major bypasses, bridge replacement projects and more recently the smart motorways around Leeds and Manchester. Prior to joining Highways England, Stephen worked in both the private and public sectors as both a designer and project manager on a variety civil engineering schemes.

After several years using lean techniques within his own projects, Stephen joined Highways England’s Lean Division a few years ago.He is responsible forthe implementation of lean within Highways England’s supply chain, developing the use of collaborative planning and visual management to improve customer value, drivecontinuous improvement, encourage collaboration and eliminate waste.

Stephen is also a researcher at the University of Salford undertaking a Profession Doctorate where he is investigating organisational lean maturity and how this impacts on contract and project performance.

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Valerie Alvarado – Project Director – Bristol-Myers Squibb (The Cruiserath Project)

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Discussion Panel
Ralph Montague –  IBM

Clare Penny – CITA

Alan Hoar – CITA

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